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Lucens Box Color Kit

The Lucens Box Color Kit is an all-in-one permanent box colour which has everything you need for a radiant & healthy salon-quality hair colour.

100% VEGAN

AMMONIA-FREE

ORGANIC OILS & EXTRACTS

About The Lucens Box Color Kit

Featuring a colour made with organically grown medicinal plants and a low percentage developer, this 100% vegan and ammonia-free formula not only promises the gentlest colour experience on your hair and scalp, but also full coverage from those pesky greys and whites! And that’s not all. With its velvety texture and non-drip technology, the easy to apply mixture guarantees a hassle-free process anyone can do. What does this all mean? A vibrant, healthy, and long-lasting colour guaranteed to make you stand out!

Lucens Color is a certified organic and vegan cosmetic hair colour free from Parabens, NO Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) and Resorcinol. The plant it was manufactured in is ISO-certified, promising high quality, safe and environmental management systems.

What Do I Get?

The Lucens Box Color Kit includes:

  • 1 x Colour tube 50ml
  • 1 x Oxidising Emulsion Activator developer 20 vol 75 ml (contained in applicator bottle)
  • 1 x Lucens Color shampoo sachet 10ml
  • 1 x Lucens Color conditioner sachet 10ml
  • 1x pair of disposable gloves
  • 1x Instruction leaflet
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Advice for using Lucens Box Colour

When using any Lucens Color, you should always do the following:

  • Read the instructions carefully.
  • Perform a patch & strand test 48 hours before you plan on applying your colour in case of skin irritation.
  • Wear the gloves provided during the whole colour process, including rinsing.
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Available in 28 Shades

Choosing The Right Shade

Virgin Hair

Lucens Color will lighten virgin hair up to 2 levels. With this in mind, you can choose a shade that’s the same level as, darker, or two levels lighter than your natural colour.

Colour-Treated Hair

Lucens Color can’t lighten colour-treated hair as it won’t provide lift. However, you can still choose a shade that’s either the same level as or darker than your dyed colour.

Hair Dyed with Herbal/Henna Products

If you’ve used herbal dye, it’ll form a protective sheath around your hair. This may hinder the colour process and prevent you from achieving your desired shade. We recommend waiting until your herbal colour’s faded gradually from washing as its sheath will eventually disappear. If you have regrown roots, it‘s possible to start colouring this area with a shade that’s the same level or darker than your natural colour while matching the tone around your mid-shafts.

Colour Resistant Hair

We advise choosing a shade that‘s one level darker from your desired result.

About The Lucens Box Color Kit

You can achieve the hair colour you’ve dreamed of with our simple and easy to follow step-by-step guides! Regardless of hair type, always apply Lucens Color on dry and ideally unwashed hair for better scalp protection. If you have residual styling products in your hair i.e. hairspray or gel, then wash it out and blow dry before applying your colour.

How To Do a Full Head Colour (For Virgin Hair/Hair That Hasn’t Been Dyed in Months)

How To Do a Full Head Colour
(For Virgin Hair/Hair That Hasn’t Been Dyed in Months)

1.

Put a towel around your shoulders to protect your clothes from staining. Remove any jewellery and wear the disposable gloves, which must be worn during the whole colour process, including rinsing.

2.

Carefully pour all of the contents of the Lucens Color Cream tube into the Lucens Oxidising Emulsion Activator bottle. Shake until the mixture is a creamy texture.

3.

Cut the tip of the cap and apply the mixture on your hair immediately as it can’t be stored away. Starting from the roots, take sections that are 2 or 3 centimetres wide and use the applicator bottle tip or a brush to separate your hair.

4.

Apply the mixture on your mid-shafts. Massage it in section by section before gently massaging all your hair from roots to ends for even distribution. Leave in for 35 minutes.

5.

Massage your hair again to emulsify the colour for 2 to 3 minutes & rinse thoroughly until water runs clear. Wash all of your hair with the LUCENS Protective Shampoo for Colour-Treated Hair, then run the LUCENS Protective Conditioner for Colour-Treated Hair through your mid-shafts and ends with a comb. Leave in for 3 to 5 minutes, rinse thoroughly and proceed to blow dry & style.

How To Do a Root Touch-Up

A root touch-up will avoid pigments building up to your mid-shafts and leading to a darker shade than you wanted. If your previous colour isn’t lighter or faded, don’t apply your Lucens Color around your mid-shafts. If you need to, apply the colour on your mid-shafts within the last 5 to 10 minutes of your root colour processing in order to achieve an even tone.

1.

Follow steps one and two from the first application guide.

2.

Apply the mixture on the roots section by section, either using the applicator bottle tip or a brush to separate the hair and leave in for 25 to 30 minutes.

3.

Follow step five from the first application guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Performance
What do the numbers stand for on the colour packaging?

The numbers stand for the colour level and tone of the dye. The number before the decimal point is the colour level, which indicates how dark or light the dye is. Ranging from 1 to 10, levels are classified in ascending order as follows:

- 1 black
- 3 dark brown
- 4 brown
- 5 light brown
- 6 dark blonde
- 7 blonde
- 8 light blonde
- 9 very light blonde
- 10 platinum blonde


The numbers after the decimal point stand for the colour tone, i.e. the different colour hues (yellow, orange, red, blue, violet, etc.). In Lucens Color shades, tones are coded as follows:

- 0 Natural (natural with no cosmetic tones added);
- 1 Ash (cool grey/green suitable for neutralising unwanted red/orange tones);
- 2 Violet (cool violet);
- 3 Gold (warm honey/golden);
- 4 Copper (warm orange)
- 5 Mahogany (cool red/violet);
- 6 Red (intense red);
- 7 Sand (warm brown).


If you need further guidance on colour numbers, here are some examples:

- 5.65 stands for light brown (5) with a red primary tone (.6) and a mahogany secondary tone (.65).
- 7.4 stands for blonde (7) with a coppery tone (.4).
- 8.17 stands for light blonde (8) with an ash primary tone (.1) and a sand secondary tone (.17).

How many levels can I lighten my natural hair colour with Lucens Color?

How much an oxidized dye will lighten your hair depends on what strength developer is mixed with it. You can find out your developer’s strength by the percentage of hydrogen peroxide in it.
Lucens Color comes with a 20-volume (6%) developer, which will lighten your natural hair between 1 to 2 levels. The final results will depend on a combination of factors, including your existing and target colour as well as your hair type and condition.

Can I lighten colour-treated hair with Lucens Color?

Lucens Color won’t lighten coloured-treated hair as it doesn’t provide lift. If you want to do this, you’ll need a colour removal service which requires professional-level products and skills.

My hair’s always been coloured by a hairdresser, but now I want to use Lucens Color myself. Is that possible?

Of course it is! If your hair’s previously been coloured by a hairdresser or you‘ve coloured it with any DIY permanent dye, you can easily use Lucens Color! All you should be mindful of is selecting a shade that suits your hair. If you’re struggling with this, follow our tips for choosing the right shade above.

I’ve always coloured my hair using henna, but now I want better grey/white coverage. Could I have problems if I use Lucens Color?

Henna forms a protective sheath around your hair, which may hinder the pigments from the Lucens Color dye penetrating into your hair and affect the results. This can be due to a variety of reasons like hair type, the kind of henna you’ve used and how long you’ve used it for.
This is why we recommend waiting for the henna colour to gradually wash out, which will cause this protective sheath to disappear. However, you can start colouring your regrown roots with a shade that matches or is darker than your natural hair while suiting the tone around your mid-shafts.

How do I choose which shade suits me?

The first thing you should do is determine your current hair colour as it will significantly affect the end results.
If you’re struggling, you can compare your current natural and/or dyed hair colour with our Lucens Color swatches. After identifying your base colour, you can then choose your desired shade based on the following criteria:

1) Virgin hair: you can choose a shade that‘s the same level as your natural colour, darker or 1 level lighter. For example, if your base colour is a natural level 5, you can choose either a shade level 5 (same level), 6 (lighter) or darker (levels 4,3,1).

2) Colour-treated hair: you must choose a shade that’s either the same level as your dyed colour or darker. For example, if your dyed colour is level 5, you can choose either level 5 or darker (levels 4,3,1).

I want to use Lucens Color, but I don’t know my base colour. Can you help me?

The best way of identifying your base colour is comparing it with the Lucens Color swatches. Hold each one close to your roots and then select the shade which best matches it along with any dyed colour present on your mid-shafts and ends.

I have lots of grey/white hair; which shade will achieve perfect coverage?

All Lucens Color shades provide 100% grey/white coverage. However, choosing the most suitable shade means considering the proportion of grey/white in relation to the rest of your hair.

< 30% grey/white hair: you can choose a shade that’s either the same level as your natural colour, darker or up to 2 levels lighter.

30 - 80% grey/white hair: you can select a shade that’s either the same level as your natural colour or darker.

> 80% grey/white hair: If it’s virgin, you can choose any shade. If you have colour-treated mid-shafts and ends, you will need a shade that’s the same level as your cosmetic colour or darker.

If you have colour-resistant hair, choose a shade that’s one level darker than your desired result.

I’ve been told your colours can look dark. Does this mean that I could get darker results than expected?

Your final colour always depends on a combination of factors:

COSMETIC COLOUR + BASE COLOUR + VARIABLES (i.e. hair type and condition, processing time, environmental elements)

When considering these, it’s possible the results could look darker than expected. If you’re worried over this, there are two solutions:

1) If you’re struggling between two colour levels, choose the lighter one i.e. if you’re choosing between levels 5 and 6, choose 6. You can always use a darker shade the next time you colour your hair.

2) Starting from the second application, only put the colour on your roots or pull it through the mid-shafts in the last 5 to 10 minutes of processing.

Usage
Can I use a different developer than the one supplied in the kit?

It‘s imperative you use the supplied developer from your kit. If you use a developer that’s not suitable for your hair, you run the risk of and not achieving the colour you want and at worst, irreversible damage. It’s also important to strictly respect the mixing ratio for your formula as it will improve its effectiveness on your hair and is key to achieving your desired colour.

After dying my hair for months, I’ve noticed my colour’s now darker at the bottom and lighter at the roots. Why is this?

This is due to the pigments building up on repeatedly coloured hair compared to your regrown roots which will have only been coloured once. This can be easily solved with a root touch-up. If you the same shade and your previous colour isn’t lighter or faded, DON’T apply the product on your mid-shafts. Alternatively, you can apply the colour on your mid-shafts in the last 5 to 10 minutes of the colour processing on your roots to achieve an even tone. This will result in a more even and shinier colour.

How do I touch up my roots?

Apply the colour on your roots and leave to process for 20 to 25 minutes. Apply the rest of the mixture on your mid-shafts, massaging it in section by section, and complete processing for another 5-10 minutes. Massage in to emulsify and rinse thoroughly until water is clear.

I have read that the kit parts can’t be stored after opening. What should I do if I’m only using half of the product to touch up my roots?

If you keep your parts separate, sealed tight, and away from light or heat, then you can use your kit again. If you don’t, the mixture must be applied immediately after preparation and if you’re halving it (any lower runs the risk of inaccurate measurements), you should keep to a 1:1.5 mixing ratio. To do this accurately, use digital scales with a Tare feature and 1-gram scanning along with a plastic or glass bowl and a tinting brush. To do this, take the following steps:

• Weigh 37.5 g of the Oxidising Emulsion Activator in the bowl and close the bottle tightly

• Add 25 g of the colour cream in the bowl and close the tube tightly

• Stir the mixture with a brush until creamy & smooth and apply on your hair immediately on the roots

Should Lucens Color be applied on dry or wet hair?

Lucens Color should be applied on dry & unwashed hair for better scalp protection and to ensure the product's highest effectiveness.

Can styling products affect the colour process?

Styling products such as hair sprays, mousse and styling creams shouldn’t cause many issues if they haven’t built up in your hair & aren’t particularly greasy. Before applying your Lucens Color, you should brush your hair out to remove any greasy or powdery residue. If you have any greasy residue, lightly shampoo and dry your hair before applying your colour.

Should I use specific post-colour products?

We strongly recommend using the Lucens Protective Shampoo and Conditioner samples included your kit. They’ll help seal the cuticle scales down and lock in your radiant colour for longer.